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Safety Tip from Throttle - Emergency gear to wear

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Consider carrying the following items on your person at all times:

  • A cell phone (but don't be surprised if it doesn't work from rural roadside locations). If you carry a cell phone while you ride, make sure you have it on your person, not in your tank or saddle bag. If you crash, and your bike ends up on the other side of the road from you, and you can't crawl or otherwise get to it, you'll be unable to call for help. You should also have the number of your phone taped to the phone somewhere it can be easily read, since someone may be using the phone on your behalf, and therefore won't know the number, and the emergency operator would really like to be able to call them back.
  • A whistle so you can attract the attention of a rescuer from the bottom of the canyon after you're too weak to yell.
  • A pencil and piece of paper to take phone numbers, street or trail names, or instructions from an emergency operator.

For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.

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